The funny thing is, I didn’t even notice the tattoos until they were mentioned by Boris Johnson. I’m sure you all know the back story by now:
Those politically-correct Earthlings who ensured Taylor was “bombarded across the Internet with a hurtling dustcloud of hate” should be ashamed of themselves, Johnson wrote. After all, Taylor may study heavenly bodies, but he is not a priest.
“He is a space scientist with a fine collection of tattoos, and if you are an extrovert space scientist, that is the kind of shirt that you are allowed to wear,” Johnson wrote.
Personally I think he should have worn a white shirt, narrow tie and a dark suit. You just can’t be too careful nowadays. He will obviously never work again after the controversy he caused.